Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Social Sciences

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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Contrary to many students' belief, good writing does not come naturally. Now in a new edition, this superb handbook examines both the general precepts for effective writing and the particular requirements of writing papers in the social sciences. It points out some of the most common errors in student composition and suggests how to avoid or correct them. Moreover, the intent of the original Making Sense remains: to provide students with a clear, concise, and engaging guide to help them escape the common pitfalls of writing, and to develop confidence through an understanding of basic principles and a mastery of sound techniques.

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Designing a project
Theorizing about a project
Using quantitative data

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Margot Northey is the author of Making Sense, from which all of the series has been adapted. Lorne Tepperman is a well-known author of many textbooks and the adapter of the first edition of this book. James Russellis the communications officer for the Department of Socialogy at the University of Toronto.

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